Z-MAX: Z-MAX Bullets Explained
The Z-MAX (Zombie Max) ammunition line from Hornady is a special line created for killing zombies. Yes, that’s right – zombies. It’s basically a fun gimmick around some pretty good-performing ammo, and it’s worth owning a box or two simply because the box itself is so cool. It makes a great conversation piece and is very popular among shooters, because nobody knows how long it will be in production. The official webpage has a fun video and a great disclaimer that’s worth a read.
- Polymer Tip: Just like the A-MAX and V-MAX lines from Hornady, the Z-MAX line features a polymer tip. This helps improve the ballistic coefficient as well as guarantees quick expansion on impact with a target. When facing zombies, accuracy is going to be important and expansion is a must-have.
- AMP Jacket: The same jacket technology as the A-MAX, this jacket has almost no wall thickness variation, guaranteeing similar performance with each shot. The lack of thickness variation also helps expansion on impact with a target.
- Various Caliber: The Z-MAX line is available for pistols, rifles like the .223, and 12-gauge shotguns – so you can be sure you’re ready for the invasion, no matter what your weapon of choice is.
Naturally, this particular ammo is intended for zombie control. Will you run into any zombies? Probably not, but some people really believe it’s a possibility – and it’s better to be safe than sorry! Most people will simply buy this and have it on hand because it’s unique, the box is very cool and the bullet is a decent quality.
There could be issues using it as home defense ammo because the disclaimer, while obviously meant to be silly, specifically says not to use it on human beings, plants, vegetables, minerals, etc. It’s possible this could be a big deal if you were to shoot an intruder, but that would be the least of your worries in a time of crisis.
Overall, even if you don’t like zombies and aren’t a fan of Hornady ammunition, it’s hard to pass up something this unique. There’s better ammo out there for almost every use possible, but nothing else is marketed this way – and that makes it something special. It’s highly recommended to grab a few boxes just to have!